Even Par 70 Leads the Way at CGP Boston Best-Ball

Scores were low at the CGP Boston invitational with over half of the groups shooting in the 70s. Scoring conditions were good as the rain held off at Newton Commonwealth Golf Course--a short, hilly, and tricky course--and one of the most accessible to the Boston area (just off exit 17 if you are heading West on the Pike out of Boston).


Leading the way with a first place score of 70 (even par) was the dynamic duo of the sweet-swinging Scotish sensation--Katie Masheter--and her partner, TJ Hadden, of Northeastern. Katie has earned a reputation as a good golfer in previous CGP events, and none of us were surprised after she piped a high fade down the fairway on the tight starting par 4, especially not Evan Paskalis of Northeastern who shouted, "That's not fair she's Scottish!" After the round TJ explained that he and Katie played good partner golf in that whenever TJ had a bad hole, Katie was there to back him up and vice versa. The victory was sad and sweet for Katie as this will be her last CGP event because her year abroad is coming to end as she is heading back to Scotland. She kindly offered TJ the winning prize of her ticket to the Deutsche Bank Championship - CGP members can buy tickets at an exclusive $25 rate.


Rounding out the leader board were Justin Poitras & Victor Decaro with a score of 71 and Cody Phillips & Peter Brousseau with a score of 75.

Course Review

At less than 6,000 yards, Newton Commonwealth is anything but a bomber's paradise. With that said, the once Donald Ross designed course offers tricky undulations, blind shots, and ample birdie opportunities for those who can strategically plod their way around the course nestled just outside of Boston in the Newton Hills. Newton Comm is a great course for a player with a good wedge game; the greens are very tight and pins can be tucked, so being precise on those 50-100 yard approaches to a lot of the short par 4s and 5s is crucial to going low. The toughest hole is definitely the 2nd, a blind-drive, three-shot par 5 to an elevated green with water hazards lurking at different points. If one can get through number 2 with a par before the tricky par 3 third hole with a tiny and elevated green at 180 yards, you are looking at a low round with all of the birdie opportunities ahead of you.

The Course will always have a soft spot in my heart as I fondly recall watching my dad shoot his career best 68 on a Saturday morning 5AM tee off when I was only 11 years old. We could barely see are drives off the first tee. I encourage you to make your own golfing memories at Newton Comm, maybe it will be your first time golfing in Boston....

Updated Ryder Cup Standings

We will be having are Ryder Cup Summer Championship on August 18th at Triggs. Check out where you stand below!

Name School Cumulative Points
Justin Poitras Umass Boston 26
Josh Patriquin Umass Boston 24
Jim Silva Northeastern 16.5
Evan Paskalis Northeastern 11
Katie Masheter Northeastern 10 + Exemption
TJ Hadden Northeastern 10 + Exemption
Sean Madden Umass Lowell 10 + Exemption
Andrew Spurr Umass Lowell 10 + Exemption
Bryan Gorham Bryant 10 + Exemption
Eric Sedransk Babson 10 + Exemption
Gerard Bernazzani Bentley 10 + Exemption
Nicholas Ohannessian Syracuse 10 + Exemption
Peter E Boulos Syracuse 10 + Exemption
Harry L Morris Wofford 10 + Exemption
Victor Decaro 9
Austin Smyth Uconn 9
Peter J Rodriguez Uconn 9
Alejandro Lluberes Uconn 9
Bram Berkowitz Syracuse 9
Ryan Collins Salem State 9
Dominic McCann Northeastern 9
Andrew Murphy UNH 8
Cody Phillips CCRI 8
Phil Brousseau Mass Maritime 8
Daniel Schwartz Harvard 8
Paul Hammond Babson 8
Carlos Jimenez BU 8
Bryan T Lin Illinois 8
Patrick Martin Dartmouth 8
Jon Tosatti Bryant 7
Gerard Bernazzani Bentley 6.5
Chris Ryan Umass Amherst 6.5
Sam Majewski Bryant 6
John Hamilton Umass Boston 6
Pat Bresnehan Bryant 6
Chris Keane UNH 5
Tony Phillips Bentley 5
Tom Camann U Tampa 5
Eric Reidy Northeastern 5
Cameron Fitzpatrick Plymouth State 5
Jonathan Bishop Quinnipiac 5
Justin DiRienzo Quinnipiac 5
Matt Nolfi Ohio University 5
Anthony DeNisco Bentley 4
Brian Hood Bentley 4
Reed Palmer Middlebury 4
Brandon Bogan Northeastern 3
Dan Mooney UNH 2